2006 - Daniel J Radcliffe Holland

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Dan at Sun Theatre in Yarraville, Australia

Marion 21 December 2006 0
Dan at Sun Theatre in Yarraville, Australia
Daniel has done a photoshoot with accounts manager Marija Patterson and her son Euan from the Sun Theatre in Yarraville, Australia.

Michael Birt photography exhibition at Fulham Palace

Marion 19 December 2006 0
Michael Birt photography exhibition at Fulham Palace
Daniel's portrait taken by photographer Michael Birt is part of his exhibition at Fulham Palace. This exhibit runs now through 17th March. See the photo at Getty Images.
When I was asked to select new sitters for my Fulham Palace show, my first thought was Daniel Radcliffe. To have fabulous talent, as he undoubtedly is, on your doorstep was enticing

Daniel designed Cu-bed for Demelza House

Marion 9 December 2006 0
Daniel designed Cu-bed for Demelza House
Daniel designed a fantastic new Cu-Bed for Habitat's new VIP Kids range and all the royalties fromthe sale of the bed will be going straight to Daniel's favourite charity, Demelza House. The Price: £210

"Why have one toy when you can have many? That's what I figured anyway. And it was that thought process which led to the birth of 'cu-bed'.  A very important product which can magically be twisted and re-shaped into many different forms... A den one day, a bed or barricade the next."
His creation, a Cu-bed is a kind of a soft rubik's cube that can be transformed into a bed or a barricade or a hiding-place. According to Caroline Cooren-Gleizak, Director of Communications of Habitat.:
"We asked several personalities to design the object or the piece of furniture of which they would have dreamed of as a child Additional personalities asked to participate were Kate Winslet and Buzz Aldrin, the astronaut"
source: habitat.net

Daniel Radcliffe on A Current Affair

Marion 9 December 2006 0
Daniel Radcliffe on A Current Affair

Interview with Daniel on Australia's A Current Affair in promotion of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and December Boys.

Daniel Radcliffe on the Today Show (Australia)

Marion 7 December 2006 0
Daniel Radcliffe on the Today Show (Australia)
Daniel's interview on the Today Show, Australia where he promoted December Boys and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Updated: Daniel presented at the L'Oreal Paris AFI Awards

Marion 7 December 2006 0
Updated: Daniel presented at the L'Oreal Paris AFI Awards
Daniel has presented two awards, Best Actor to Heath Ledger and Best Actress to Rachel Griffiths, at the L'Oreal Paris AFI (Australian Film Institute) Awards today in Australia.

Update: 11th March 2018. Red carpet interview by pentopapermedia.com.au.




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The Herald Sun interview

Marion 5 December 2006 0
The Herald Sun interview
The Herald Sun has an interview with Dan about Melbourne, Australia where he is going to present the AFI Awards tomorrow. This is what Dan said (and a bit about December Boys):
We just came here for a holiday a few years ago and fell in love with the place," Radcliffe, 17, said yesterday.

"We went to Sydney and Melbourne, and preferred Melbourne -- although that won't go down well with Sydney-ites," he laughed.

When talking about his post Potter film, December Boys, he had this to say:
"It does feel like a big deal and I am nervous about how it's going to be received, and I'm nervous about what people are going to say, but that's what happens," he said.

"I think people will like it and the one thing they genuinely can't say is that I'm playing Harry, 'cos it's very different."
source: heraldsun.com.au
picture source: Wayne Ludbey

Extras stills and behind the scenes photos

Marion 4 December 2006 0
Extras stills and behind the scenes photos
Stills and behind the scenes photos from Extras. Alarmy photo.

On the set:

Stills/promotional:

picture source: BBC

I support Candle For Care from DR.co.uk

Marion 30 November 2006 0
I support Candle For Care from DR.co.uk

This site is supporting Candle for Care from danradcliffe.co.uk. It's a fundraiser for Demelza House, the charity that Daniel supports. He mentioned before that he prefers it when fans send money to Demelza instead to presents to him for Christmas.

You can find my site here on the Candle For Care Page at the partner sponsors section. Thanks to Page for adding me. The fundraiser ends 1st January 2007.

New fan mail picture & holiday message

Marion 24 November 2006 0
New fan mail picture & holiday message

A new fan mail picture from Daniel with a holiday message. Daniel is going to be on a holiday until January next year. This is the message he wrote to Jenna from danradcliffe.com.


Dear Jenna
As I have now finished on HP5 and am about to take a break, I wanted you to have a copy of my new fan mail photo which will be sent out with a new newsletter from the beginning of next year. It was taken by Emma Hardy who took my photo for the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. As Christmas approaches, I would again urge my loyal fans not to send me presents but make a donation to Demelza House (which always needs support).

It has been a very exciting year for me. I had a great time making 'Order of the Phoenix' and working again with Gary OIdman, and for the first time Imelda Staunton, was simply fantastic. David Yates was an inspired director who I would walk on hot coals to work with again.As many of you know I am going on stage next year, to appear in Equus and the letters of support I have received since the announcment, from many fans have been very exciting to read. Thank you for your words of encouragement.

Later next year I will film MY BOY JACK and again am completely thrilled to be working on this fantastic and very moving script. It is going to be a very full year and I will relish every moment.Thank you Jenna for your honest and straightforward reporting of events this year - leaving the speculation to others. Thank you also for not jumping on the slightest bit of news and reporting it as fact before having it confirmed. I appreciate everything you do and know I can rely on you to present the truth to my fans without sensationalism - that is why we continue to enjoy working with you.

As I embark on projects outside the Potter franchise (DECEMBER BOYS, EXTRAS, EQUUS and MY BOY JACK) I would like to thank my loyal fans for continuing on this journey with me and following my career with interest.I hope everyone has a happy, peaceful and fun Christmas and New Year!

Much love

DAN

Daniel Radcliffe on Newsround

Marion 21 November 2006 0
Daniel Radcliffe on Newsround
Daniel on CBBC's Newsround. He talks with Lizo Mzimba about the new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix trailer.

E! Online Order of the Phoenix sneak peek

Marion 20 November 2006 0
E! Online Order of the Phoenix sneak peek
E! Online Daily 10 behind the scenes on the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Rex Features Order of the Phoenix photoshoot

Marion 19 November 2006 0
Rex Features Order of the Phoenix photoshoot
Rex Features had a photoshoot with Daniel during a press junket of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  in November 2006. These turned up online in June 2007. You can see them here.

Exceptional Youth exhibition Gala opening

Marion 3 November 2006 0
Exceptional Youth exhibition Gala opening
Daniel Radcliffe's portrait is part of an exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery entitled, Exceptional Youth. The exhibition, which had it's Gala Opening today, is hosted by Teen Vogue's editor in chief Amy Astley, and features images of and interviews with "inspiring young Britons" under the age of 21. Dan is the youngest, non-royal, under the age of 21 to be featured. Dan attended the gala opening.

The photo is taken by Emma Hardy.
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I've got Equus mail

Marion 1 November 2006 0
I've got Equus mail
This is what I received in my e-mail about the upcoming theatre play Equus.

Buy tickets Equus in advance

Marion 31 October 2006 0
Buy tickets Equus in advance
You can now buy your tickets for Equus in advance. From 16th February 2006 (runs until 9th June 2007)

Danradcliffe.co.uk received this quote from Daniel:
"I just wanted to thank all my fans for the tremendous support you have shown me in my forthcoming role of Alan Strang in Peter Shaffer's Equus. As you know, this is an incredibly powerful drama and the decision to play this part was not one taken lightly. This role will stretch me as an actor further than I can possibly imagine and I am so excited to be involved in this production and to be directed in my theatre debut by one of the most talented directors working today, Thea Sharrock. I am also delighted to be starring opposite Richard Griffiths who of course, aside from playing 'my Uncle Vernon' was just recently awarded a Tony for his performance in The History Boys. He is truly a remarkable actor and there is no one I'd rather have guide me through this unique stage experience. Thank you again, your support means the world to me".
Location:
Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR

Seat Prices:
£49.50, £39.50, £29.50, £19.50

Days and Times:
Monday to Saturday at 7.30 PM, Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30 PM

The Website: equustheplay.com

"For the first time in over 30 years, a new production of EQUUS returns to the West End.

Alan Strang (Daniel Radcliffe) seems a normal, obedient 17-year old with a passion for horses. Then one night he blinds six horses with a hoof pick. What drove him to it? His life seems routine, his family loving, his pursuits harmless and yet he has been placed under psychiatric surveillance - an unresponsive patient who is woken each night by terrible nightmares. Only psychiatrist Martin Dysart (Richard Griffiths) seems able to grasp the answer to this psychological puzzle."

Book Tickets in Advance:
Link delfont-mackintosh.com

Equus poster

Marion 30 October 2006 0
Equus poster
The Equus poster as it is also featured on the website equustheplay.com.

Newsweek interview

Marion 22 October 2006 0
Newsweek interview
Newsweek has published their exclusive interview with Daniel online. They talked with him on set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. You can read the full interview at this link via MSNBC. This Newsweek issue will be available on stands this Tuesday, 24th October.

Newsweek: Your character in “Equus” is a far cry from Harry. It’s a very adult role. You even have a nude scene. Do you feel you want to shake off Harry a bit?

Dan: I don’t want to shake him off, no. Part of me wants to shake up people’s perception of me, just shove me in a blender. If I’d gone into the theater and done something light and fluffy, everyone would have just gone, “Oh, that’s not particularly challenging. It doesn’t prove anything.” But this is a really challenging play, and if I can pull it off - we don’t know if I can yet - I hope people will actually stop and think, “Maybe he can something other than Harry.” Also, it’s just a pretty fabulous play.

Newsweek: Will you make the last two films?
Dan: If the script does justice to the book, it would be foolish not to do the sixth, because I think the book is so incredible and the part is so brilliant. [The seventh book has not been published yet].

Newsweek: I also assume it would be hard to walk away from Harry at this point.

Dan: Yes. I’ve come this far. If I’d stopped after the third film, someone could have come in and there would have been time for the fans to get used to him. At this stage it would be a bit harder, certainly.

Michael Birt photoshoot

Marion 17 October 2006 0
Michael Birt photoshoot
A photoshoot by Michael Birt. Daniel posed in London. This is an exclusive shoot from Getty Images.

Release dates for Order of the Phoenix

Marion 6 October 2006 0
Release dates for Order of the Phoenix
Here are the release dates for the new film Harry Potter and the Order of The Phoenix.

Argentina July 12, 2007
Australia July 12, 2007
Belgium July 11, 2007
Bulgaria July 20, 2007
Denmark July 13, 2007
France July 11, 2007
Germany July 12, 2007
Hungary July 19, 2007
Netherlands July 12, 2007
Spain July 20, 2007
USA July 13, 2007
UK July 13, 2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix stills

Marion 25 September 2006 0
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix stills





Here are new stills from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.






picture source: Peter Mountain/Warner Bros.

Extras trailer

Marion 24 September 2006 0
Extras trailer
The trailer for Extras featuring Daniel. Will air 28th September on BBC Two.

Extras promotional photoshoot

Marion 24 September 2006 0
Extras promotional photoshoot
New photos from the promotional photoshoot for Extras. The episode with Dan will air this Thursday on BBC Two (9.00-9.30).

picture source: BBC

Daniel wins Golden Penguin Award from Xpress magazine (Australia)

Marion 23 September 2006 0
Daniel wins Golden Penguin Award from Xpress magazine (Australia)
Daniel won the Golden Penguin Award from Xpress magazine (Australia) Emma Watson also won an award. They both received their Penguin on the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix set.

Daniel Radcliffe also joins us. Although he has a tight timetable today he wants to accept the Penguin personally. "How did I win that?", he laughs. "It's really cool and of course it will get a special place right next to last year's. Thank you very much!"

Six-pack. We ask Dan about his bathing scene in HP4 and want to know how long he trains for his Adonis-body. "Uhm, thanks for noticing it." Dan grins and blushes at the same time. "Not so long, half an hour twice a week with David Holmes, my stunt double. But we train hard."

To be the world’s most famous teen by Daniel Radcliffe

Marion 23 September 2006 0
To be the world’s most famous teen by Daniel Radcliffe
From Empire magazine:
“You can’t really think of yourself as the most famous child in the world. I try not to think about it, I just sort of get on with things. I don’t sit down every night and talk to myself to stop myself becoming arrogant. I would never want to be that, because I deplore those values in anyone. It’s just something you have to take in your stride. I’ll never get used to it.

With the films, I am much more aware now of what I’m doing. I think i’t partly a teenage thing, that your’e more aware of how people are seeing you, so you just want to give the best performance possible. In that respect it’s got a bit harder as the years have gone on, but it does balance out slightly, because I am now more comfortable on-set and more comfortable playing harry.

Premieres are strange. If I went to loads of the I may get used to it, but It’s always a Harry Potter premiere and they’re massive. I honestly never want to get used to that feeling of stepping out and having that reception from the crowd, because it’s an amazing thing. I imagine it’s what bands feel when they walk on stage at huge festivals and everyone applauds them before they’ve even done anything. Nobody there has seen the film, but they coome out to clap; it’s really gratifying. Your’e shut away making the film for at least 10 months, probably 11, maybe even 12. I’ts great that people come out and clap and cheer because it makes it feel even more worth while it really does. It’s unbelievable to feel that support.

There are very mild downsides, things that have become difficult to do as Harry Potter’s become more populair. During the summer I wanted to go to the reading festival, but a friend of mine mentioned that people might find out whose tent it was, and then we would be in trouble. I stayed in this local hotel, where I was told all the bands stayed. The fans have changed with the movies. The average age of the fans goes up as the films get darker. In the past couple of years Harry Potter has developed a certain cool. I don’t know quite how it’s happened, but it’s obviously great that it has. It’s an amazing thing to be part of.”

Daniel signs Poetry book for Children's Cancer auction

Marion 20 September 2006 0
Daniel signs Poetry book for Children's Cancer auction
Daniel Radcliffe has signed a poetry book to benefit the Luke Neuhedel Foundation, a 501c3 charity that helps children fighting cancer, Children's Cancer Auction. It's one of many items signed for their online auction. You can bid till 24th September. The book, called Loving Luke, is a book of essays and poems about Luke Neuhedel and his inspirational battle with cancer.

Jenna's interview with Daniel Radcliffe

Marion 7 September 2006 0
Jenna's interview with Daniel Radcliffe

Jenna from danradcliffe.com interviewed Daniel this Summer about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, December Boys and more. Below a selection of questions.

What was it like – first romantic sequence?

It was very strange... luckily Teresa Palmer, who’s playing opposite me in that, she has actually done kissing scenes before and stuff, and she was sort of quite cool with that and would say “oh, no, no, it’s nothing to worry about”. I was quite nervous. It is very strange, but you don’t really think about it. It actually becomes like any other scene really. You sort of just… go in and you kiss… but it’s a weird kind of kiss. It just feels different from when you actually kiss someone because it’s just… because everyone’s watching and it’s quite clinical. You’ll stand with your faces like a centimeter apart and then the camera crew will tell you, “Can you move your head a little to the left”. They position you, so it is quite clinically done. It’s not in the least bit exciting or romantic like it is in real life at all as you might expect it to be. So you just sort of get in there and do it… and it was fun in the end. Me and Teresa ended up getting quite hysterical. We just sort of started laughing.

OOTP

Have you gotten to your heated, temper scenes yet?

No..no there is one scene where I do...I get to break a lot of things. It's very...with any luck it should be very, very powerful. I will actually film the scene in Dumbledore's office where he talks about Sirius and how Dumbledore's responsible for Sirius' death indirectly. We do that next Monday. I am really looking forward to that. I think it is one of the strongest scenes in the book and so I'm looking forward to doing it. And also, it's plot stuff which you need to explain what happened. It is more practical, not an emotionally-driven scene.

Most interesting scenes filmed so far...

I think anything with Umbridge. They are great because Imelda Staunton is just brilliant. She is absolutely perfect. Not only is she a brilliant actress, she is a nice and charming person to be around because she is so funny and kind and generous-spirited. She is really helpful with stuff when you're acting with her. She is very good with advice and general encouragement. Her and Gary Oldman are my two favorite people I have ever worked with.

How do you feel Harry copes with all of the tragedies he must endure in this installment?

Generally I think he copes very badly, but I think what I admire about the way he copes is he tries to cope with it on his own. He doesn't make his problems other people's problems. He just sits there and actually tries to work it out on his own. The only person he sort of really, really reaches out to is Sirius. He usually reaches out to Dumbledore, but Dumbledore is being aloof this year, which is another thing to add to his frustration.

I think he didn't deal with it very well, but I think I still have a little admiration for the way he tries to deal with it on his own...and that's a really fun and interesting part of the film...Harry trying to work his problems out, and actually having no one there to really reach out to and actually understand what he's been through.

Extras
How it all started.

"They saw me on the Jonathan Ross show and said, 'Hey, he’d be great.' And so they contacted my agent and it all sort of went from there. I agreed to do it because I was such a fan of Ricky Gervais and the series of Extras. I agreed before I had seen a script or anything. I knew the vague outline for it, but I hadn’t actually seen the dialogue and stuff. I remember I was in Australia and my dad and I had to talk to him about it because he wanted to just chat with me about it. I called him and we chatted for half an hour about the episode. It was a really great moment for me to talk to him. A couple of months later we were sent the script. It was great - and it was very, very funny. I filmed it a couple of weeks ago."

Ok, so what is this episode about, and what is the deal with the scout's uniform?

"I play a very, very warped version of myself in a scouts uniform," Daniel laughs, "because obviously they couldn’t do references to Harry Potter for legal reasons, so they had to put me in a scouts uniform. They couldn’t have me in a school outfit or anything. The scouts uniform looks absolutely ridiculous and very, very funny. I play this very obnoxious teenage boy who endlessly flirts with everybody he sees. It should be very, very funny, but there is this whole other story in the episode, which I think is also very funny."

Dan really enjoyed portraying this character. The episode took a total of two days to film.

"Oh it was great fun because it is something that is so removed from myself. It was such a departure, and a major departure from Harry. It was just really, really good fun. We wrapped at about 4 o’clock each day. We worked unbelievably fast and it was just really, really good fun. We had a good laugh and it was all really light-hearted. Joking around is what we basically did for two days. It was fantastic." I don't know about you guys, but I think he had a really, really great time filming this! *wink*

This show is not for everyone however. According to Daniel's father, it is not suitable for anyone younger than sixteen. So - parents beware. What about those who do watch it? What will Harry Potter fans think? Well - I asked Daniel this question and he said,

"If they like Ricky Gervais’ humor then they’ll like the episode, if they don’t then they won’t. Hopefully if they don’t like the episode then the next Harry Potter film will make up for it." Nothing wrong with a little humor, I always say - It's what keeps the mundane and tragic a little less in-your-face.

Dan about My Boy Jack

Marion 27 August 2006 0
Dan about My Boy Jack
It was announced at the Edinburgh International Television Festival that Daniel will star in My Boy Jack. Daniel :
For many people my age, the first world war is just a topic in a history book. But, I've always been fascinated by the subject and think its as relevant today as it ever was with young men all over the world still sacrificing their lives in the name of war."
"I can't even begin to imagine what it must have been like in the trenches, living amongst the stench of death and knowing that at any moment it may be your last. But, I think its important we try to imagine the horrors these young men experienced and to never forget them."

"I am extremely proud to be part of the production of My Boy Jack and only hope I can do justice to the memory of the men who fought and those who died."
He also had to say something about the production of the film (a video was shown during the press conference at the Festival):
"I'm Dan Radcliffe, and I'd like to tell you about a film I am making next year for ITV1. In World War I, millions of young men were killed fighting for their country - many were only 17 years old.

It's a period I am particularly fascinated by, which is why I was thrilled to be asked by Ecosse Films to play the title role in a major new drama called My Boy Jack. The film is about Rudyard Kipling and his son. Kipling was one of several high profile figures who took an active role in persuading young men to fight in World War I.

His own son Jack, however, had such poor eyesight that the army refused to accept him. Indeed, it was only through Kipling's personal intervention that Jack eventually gained a commission with the Irish guards.

Written by and starring David Haig as Kipling, My Boy Jack is a moving and powerful story NOT ONLY of duty, sacrifice and bravery, but also the horror of war.

Today nearly a hundred years on YOUNG MEN ARE STILL GOING OFF TO FIGHT IN WAR. MANY WILL NEVER RETURN.

In My Boy Jack next year, we will remember them.

My Boy Jack promotional photoshoot

Marion 27 August 2006 0
My Boy Jack promotional photoshoot
There are new photos released from a photoshoot in promotion of ITV's My Boy Jack with Daniel and Davig Haig. Website.

picture source: Mike Lawn

Fans from Brazil meet Daniel Radcliffe on set of Order of the Phoenix

Marion 13 August 2006 0
Fans from Brazil meet Daniel Radcliffe on set of Order of the Phoenix
A group of lucky fans from Brazil visited the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. They are winners of a contest and had the chance to visit the set and meet Imelda Staunton, Natalia Tena, Daniel and more. Below a photo of the group together with Daniel via Oclumencia.

Kaleidoscope for Kids Demelza House fundraiser: Daniel's thank you message

Marion 4 August 2006 0
Kaleidoscope for Kids Demelza House fundraiser: Daniel's thank you message

Daniel e-mailed a thank you to Page and the readers at danradcliffe.co.uk for raising funds for Demelza House in honour of his birthday. They raised a total of £1,721.83 ($3,228.35) for Dan’s 17th Birthday with their fundraiser Kaleidoscope for Kids which ended on 31st July.

Back then this site didn't excist. I decided to add 'archive news' like this as much as possible
. I thought it might be interesting to read for you all.

The message:

Dear Page

Apologies for the delay in sending this but it has been a busy week (as I am sure you know!) A big thank you to you and all my fans who sent me so many kind wishes on my birthday. I had a very quiet day at home and then in the evening traveled to Oxford for a few days filming.

I am once again thrilled that, through your website, so much money has been raised for Demelza House. This is simply fantastic and I thank each and everyone of you for your kindness and generosity. I am delighted that you have decided to make donations to Demelza House rather than sending me
presents. I think the kaleidoscope idea is brilliant and can't wait to see the finished project before it goes to Demelza House.

Thank you once again.

Much love to you all.

DAN

Daniel Radcliffe to star in stage play Equus

Marion 28 July 2006 0
Daniel Radcliffe to star in stage play Equus

Daniel will star in the play Equus.Website danradcliffe.co.uk shares exclusive details. The play will be performed in London's West End Theatre District next Spring, 2007. Daniel will portray the role of Alan Strang and he will begin rehearsing for the role in January 2007.

The production is directed by Thea Sharrock and it will also star fellow actor, Richard Griffiths (Vernon Dursley) as Psychiatrist, Martin Dysart.

Daniel forwarded them this message:

"I'm really excited to be part of this production. I'm thrilled to be working with Richard Griffiths again. This is obviously a huge departure for me as an actor, but Equus is such an amazing play that this really was an opportunity not to be missed.

Rehearsal starts in January and I'm very much looking forward to working with Thea Sharrock who is an incredibly talented Director and only hope I do the role justice!"

The play was originally performed in 1973 by the National Theatre in London. It is a story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young teenage man's pathological fascination with horses. It was an inspiration born out of a crime involving a teenage boy's senseless injury to horses which blinded them. The play received a Tony Award for best play in 1975.

Daniel Radcliffe at Peterborough Children's Film Awards

Marion 27 July 2006 0
Daniel Radcliffe at Peterborough Children's Film Awards
Daniel made a (pre-recorded) appearance at the Peterborough Children's Film Awards were they reward young movie-makers. Daniel presented an award while having a break from filming BBC's  Extras. Audio has been online on the website from the Awards, but sadly isn't online amymore.

San Diego Comic-Con video message from David Yates and Daniel Radcliffe

Marion 22 July 2006 0
San Diego Comic-Con video message from David Yates and Daniel Radcliffe

A video message from David Yates and Daniel Radcliffe was played at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday in promotion of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Photo via Leakynews. There is no video at this time.

Via comicbookresources.com:

Back then this site didn't excist. I decided to add 'archive news' like this as much as possible. I thought it might be interesting to read for you all

Harry Potter made an appearance after this…sort of. A quick video clip of Daniel Radcliffe (who plays Harry) speaking from the set of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (Trelawney's classroom) was shown. For fans who are interested, his hair appears to be the shortest it’s ever been for this film. Daniel said the movie is going great, and said that he was sure audiences were curious about the kiss Harry Potter receives in the movie. He then went on to say, “Well, the kiss is…”

Unfortunately, the director, David Yates, then appeared and started talking about the movie as well. He mentioned that Hagrid’s giant brother Grawp will be in the film, as well as Dolores Umbridge, whom the director described as “a cross between Doris Day and Freddy Krueger.”

Yates then addressed the issue of the kiss as well, saying “Oh, the kiss? It’s…” A production assistant interrupted and said they were both needed on the set. They quickly said goodbye and left, smiling as they left the audience wondering about that darn kiss.

Via movieweb.com:
Daniel talked about working on this film, “It’s fantastic; it’s such a blast being on set.” David gave out some info about Professor Umbridge, played by Imelda Staunton. “She’s a cross between Doris Day and Freddy Krueger,” he said. They’re also going to add some new creatures for this fifth version of the Harry Potter series; “We’re also bringing in these half-men/half-horse characters to the mix, that are wonderful.”

Daniel Radcliffe on Newsround

Marion 20 July 2006 0
Daniel Radcliffe on Newsround
Daniel and other cast members talk about Evanna Lynch's role as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It's Evanna's first official TV interview.

Daniel attends Bush Theatre Summer party

Marion 11 July 2006 0
Daniel attends Bush Theatre Summer party
Daniel attended Bush Theatre's Annual Summer Party at the Fulham Palace Garden Centre and sold some 'Bush Bushes' to guests. The party is organized to thank the patrons for their support.



picture source: Polfoto

Daniel wins at Poptastic Awards

Marion 10 July 2006 0
Daniel wins at Poptastic Awards

Daniel has won at Popstar magazine's Poptastic Awards. He received Best Movie Actor and also stole Surge Star (those who were top vote-getters online). Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire received the Best Movie award.

Here's what Daniel had to say:

"Thank you so much for these awards - it really does mean a lot to me and everyone here at the production. We're all huge fans of Popstar! magazine and truly appreciate how much you and your readers have supported the Harry Potter films over the years. Thank you again. Best Actor and Best Movie... what an honor!"

The Queen's Handbag

Marion 25 June 2006 0
The Queen's Handbag
The Queen's Handbag is the title given to a Harry Potter sketch produced for the Children's Party at the Palace, a production mounted to celebrate the 80th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The pre-recorded video clip, filmed during production of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, was part of a play performed at Buckingham Palace.

Broadcasted live on 25th June 2006 on BBC One. Ofcourse Daniel starred as Harry Potter. Emma and Rupert were present at the party, but Daniel couldn't be there.


Story:
The Harry Potter segment begins with an owl delivering a letter to the Gryffindor Common Room at Hogwarts. Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley enter in the midst of Hermione complaining about an (unheard) joke not making sense. Spying the owl and its letter, they open the correspondence.

Although Ron thinks the letter comes from the Minister for Magic, Hermione realizes it actually comes from the Muggle Prime Minister. Addressed to "whomever it may concern - as long as they can use magic", the letter reports on the Queen's handbag being stolen. Ron jokes that "Voldemort's getting really inventive." The letter stresses the urgency of retrieving the handbag as it contains Her Majesty's reading glasses, which she needs in order to read her speech at her 80th birthday celebration.

Harry remarks that Peeves was using the birthday as an excuse to drop coloured eggs on people at breakfast. Harry suggests veritaserum could be used to make the thieves confess, but Hermione points out they do not know who the thief is yet. Harry unsuccessfully tries the Summoning Charm to conjure up the lost handbag. Unable to do it himself, Ron joins him and together they do the charm again -- only to have a pile of different lost handbags appear on the table. Thinking one of them must be the Queen's the trio begins searching through the bags. Neville Longbottom arrives and spots his grandmother's handbag among the litter (Ron asks him if his gran happens to be the Queen). Hermione says none of the bags is the Queen's, because they're too far away from Buckingham Palace for the accio charm to work. Ron sticks his hand in Neville's Gran's bag and gets a mousetrap on his fingers as a result. Hermione gets an idea and grabs a quill and parchment. She writes a letter which provides the Palace with a temporary transference of magical power (presumably so they can use the Accio charm themselves). They send the owl back to Buckingham Palace with Hermione's letter. (The Queen subsequently receives her handbag back.)

Daniel's 17th birthday message

Marion 27 May 2006 0
Daniel's 17th birthday message

Jenna from danradcliffe.com received the following message from Daniel regarding his upcoming 17th birthday.

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As my 17th birthday approaches (!), I would like to appeal to my wonderful fans and ask that instead of sending me presents, they might like to make a donation, however small, to Demelza House. It really makes a huge difference to this remarkable place which I have supported for several years and I am very touched that so many fans have already taken such an active interest by donating or fund raising. Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.

DANIEL RADCLIFFE

Kaleidoscope for Kids Demelza House fundraiser

Marion 25 May 2006 0
Kaleidoscope for Kids Demelza House fundraiser

Page from danradcliffe.co.uk has announced their annual Demelza House fundraiser in honour of Daniel's 17th Birthday on 23rd July. It's called Kaleidoscope for Kids and you can join! Your contribution will become part of their woven kaleidoscope for kids which will be hung in Demelza House.

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For more information visit their page. It ends 31st July. When you participate you enter for a chance to win a an iPod Nano (1GB) which holds 240 songs, and comes engraved with message, "Courtesy of DanRadcliffe.co.uk."

Special message from Daniel, taken from the page:

"As my 17th birthday approaches (!), I would like to appeal to my wonderful fans and ask that instead of sending me presents, they might like to make a donation, however small, to Demelza House. It really makes a huge difference to this remarkable place which I have supported for several years and I am very touched that so many fans have already taken such an active interest by donating or fund raising. Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity."

DANIEL RADCLIFFE

Update: From his June 2006 newsletter:

"As many of you know, my birthday wish as indicated on the danradcliffe.com and danradcliffe.co.uk websites is that instead of fans sending me a gift (which I do appreciate) they may like to make a donation to Demelza House, the children's hospice I have supported for several years. It really does make a difference to this special place. I am aware that some people like to do both - please don't - it makes me feel bad that you are spending money on me when it could be going to a much worthier place - or treat yourself! It is also impossible for me to acknowledge individual gifts now, due to the sheer volume of fanmail. I do hope you understand."

Daniel wins Golden Bravo Otto Award

Marion 8 May 2006 0
Daniel wins Golden Bravo Otto Award
Daniel has won the 2005 Golden Otto Award from Germany's Bravo magazine for best Male Actor. Emma Watson and Rupert Grint also won an award. Below you can see the photos (via danradcliffe.co.uk) of Daniel with the award which were taken on the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix set.

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